Interscholastic athletic teams are available to students in grades 4-8
Click the icon at the left for the current 2016 – 2017 Athletic Handbook
It is the aim of St. Martin’s Lutheran School’s athletic program to facilitate the mission of St. Martin’s Ministries through sporting activities. The student’s participation in interscholastic sports will help to further develop the student spiritually, mentally, emotionally, physically, and socially. Students will be encouraged to be the best they can be to the glory of God. They are to always remember the giver of their talents, namely God.
The interscholastic athletic program at St. Martin’s refers to the competition between schools. One of the major goals of this program is to help students learn to apply Christian principles to their lives. Our interscholastic program is designed for students who demonstrate an emotional and mental readiness for competition, and who possess a satisfactory level of physical and academic competence. St. Martin’s athletic program stresses the following points:
- technically correct physical skills
- physical conditioning
- commitment to team participation and team building
- self discipline
- priority setting
- encouragement of others and perseverance
- respect for those in authority.
To maintain our values, we recruit coaches from St. Martin’s church and school community along with adults who have a commitment to the student, to family, and most importantly to the ministry of our Lord. They are to keep the sport in perspective as part of the total educational process of the
student. It is vital they understand each student’s individuality as it relates to team oriented activities.
Mr. Chris Jacobson, St. Martin’s Athletic Director
Sports Offered and Expectations:
CROSS COUNTRY (CO-ED) One team shall participate with students from grades 4-8. Athletes will compete at age appropriate levels.
SOCCER (CO-ED) Two teams shall participate with students from grades 4-8. All students in grades 4-6 may participate at the B-team level.
VOLLEYBALL (CO-ED) Two teams shall participate with students from grades 4-8. All students in grades 4-6 may participate at the B-team level.
BASKETBALL (BOYS & GIRLS) Four teams shall participate with students from grades 4-8. All students in grades 4-6 may participate at the B-team level.
SOFTBALL (CO-ED) Two teams shall participate with students from grades 4-8. All students in grades 4-6 may participate at the B-team level.
TRACK (CO-ED) One team shall participate with students from grades 3-8 at our annual Lutheran Schools Track Day. This is a school event for ALL students Grades 3 – 8. For K – 2 we have an on-site Track Day giving them an opportunity to learn the various events and participate in both running and field events.
CHEERLEADING One team shall participate with students from grades 3-8.
SEMLAC Conference Schools (Southeast Minnesota Lutheran Athletic Conference)
St. Martin’s Lutheran School is a member of the Southeast Minnesota Lutheran Athletic Conference (known as SEMLAC), comprised of seven Lutheran schools:
ROCHESTER CENTRAL LUTHERAN SCHOOL (RCLS)
RESURRECTION LUTHERAN SCHOOL – ROCHESTER (RLS)
IMMANUEL LUTHERAN SCHOOL – PLAINVIEW
ST. JOHN’S LUTHERAN – LAKE CITY
IMMANUEL LUTHERAN SCHOOL (SILO) – LEWISTON
ST. JOHN LUTHERAN SCHOOL – WYKOFF
ST. MARTIN’S LUTHERAN SCHOOL – WINONA
Each week, all students (4K through 8th grade) and teachers gather for Chapel. We pray, sing songs, listen to choirs and instrumentalists, take an offering and hear God’s Word. Parents and special friends are always welcome and encouraged to attend. Chapels are led by the area Lutheran pastors, principal, guest presenters, Hope Lutheran High, teachers and students.
Chapel Services are on Wednesday mornings from 8:40 – 9:15 AM in the Sanctuary.
Each student is provided offering envelopes in the fall at the teacher home visits. This is an opportunity to give to mission work and other charities as decided upon by each of our classes. What an awesome opportunity to touch the lives of others, through our gifts both near and far. What an opportunity to impact the lives of others for the gospel.
Please click on the description below for more information on our Chapel designations:
2016 – 2017 FIRST QUARTER Chapel Offering Designation
2016 – 2017 SECOND QUARTER Chapel Offering Designation
2016 – 2017 FOURTH QUARTER Chapel Offering Designation
Fine arts at St. Martin’s Lutheran School is a vital part of providing students with a well-rounded education. From improving vocabulary and test scores, to increasing learning experiences in communication and leadership, arts education plays a vital role in preparing students for success in career and personal life. St.Martin’s offers many Fine Arts opportunities both in and out ofthe classroom.
Some of the opportunities that are offered are:
Children’s Choir (Grades K, 1, 2)
School Choir (Grades 3, 4, 5 , 6)
Bell Choir (Grades 7 – 8)
This is an opportunity for students to learn a new musical instrument, or work on improving one they already play within the structure of the school day. See more information on the Music Education (Academics Page) of our website.
Fine Arts Fair — Spring of the year, featuring our budding artists
Science Fair /Invention Fair — featuring Grades 7.8 young scientists and inventors
Quality Art Education — All Grades
Conference Spelling Bee — Grades 3 – 8
SCHOOL MUSICAL (Every other Year) — ALL GRADES
Click the icon at the RIGHT for Information about Music Academy and Musical Lessons offered at St. Martin’s School:
EXTRA-ACTIVITIES/FIELD TRIP OPPORTUNITIES:
Students are encouraged to be active in school activities beyond the classroom to develop their God-given talents and abilities. These activities provide Christ centered experiences that help students grow spiritually, physically, and mentally. There are many opportunities throughout the school year and beyond the classroom to grow in Christian sportsmanship, teamwork and to strive to do one’s best.
Some of the activities offered throughout the year are:
ACCELERATED READER PROGRAM
YOUNG WRITERS CONFERENCE
CONFERENCE SPELLING BEE
SCHOOL MUSICAL (Every other Year)
OUTDOOR EDUCATION/CONFIRMATION CAMP (Grades 7 and 8)
8TH GRADE CLASS TRIP
CHILDREN’S CHRISTMAS PROGRAM
TALENT SHOW (Every Other Year)
Some of the field trip opportunities have included:
St. Mary’s Theater Productions
Winona County Law Day
Minnesota Maritime Art Museum
WInona Public Library
Science Museum of Minnesota
National Eagle Center
Winona State Children’s Theater
WInona County Cemetery Walk
Muddy River Rendezvous
Winter Education – Norskledalen
Channel 8 Live News Show
National Weather Service
Festival of Nations
And More ….
Technology is a necessary tool for preparing our students for the world of today and tomorrow.
Our goal is that our students will know how to use technology in all areas of their education and throughout life so they will be informed, responsible communicators and problem-solvers both today and in their future.
Our students interact with technology each day at home and in school. We use technology to explore, expand, and enrich academic areas.
All of the classrooms at St. Martin’s are equipped with SMART Boards. SMART Boards are used for teaching lessons, providing practice, and for accessing information.
A large Mac computer lab is available for each classroom to use for instruction.
Students have access to a classroom set of iPads that work wirelessly to assist in daily work, research, and a variety of learning activities.
Parents can access information from the school, and track their students’ progress through the use of the SYCAMORE School Management program.
Hot lunch is available daily for purchase every school day. Our hot lunch service and monthly menus are provided by Steak Shop Catering of Winona. (452 – 3150) St. Martin’s School participates in the Federal School lunch program. Families with financial need may apply for free or reduced lunches through the school office. Forms are available on the Documents page of our website, or below. Parents are welcome to join us for lunch, but please call the school office (453 – 6928) to make arrangements.
St. Martin’s Lutheran School is an equal opportunity provider.
To apply for free or reduced lunch in the 2016 – 2017 school year, please click the icon below: